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's -- there's value in that. we begin with breaking news and what the fbi was doing last night at paula broadwell's home. she is the woman who had the affair with general petraeus. details on that in a moment. also tonight, keeping them honest on the new twist and turns in the petraeus sex scandal. his affair with broadwell led him to resigning as cia director. you know that already. now another four star general, john allen, is connected to the scandal. we will also look at who's who in this growing scandal. we will map out the key players and connect some of the dots. first, the big question tonight is who authorized the investigation which led to petraeus' stepping down and why? we know his extramarital affair was discovered when this woman, jill kelley, complained about anonymous and what might be considered mildly harassing e-mails. new tonight, a source tells cnn that kelley first mentioned the e-mails in a casual conversation with an fbi agent in may whom she knew. a casual conversation. the source tells us the fbi agent said, let me check it out. the fbi has been on the case sin
of a way for an investigation to ensue. >> steve: the way the f.b.i. is depicting it, they discovered 20,000 to 30,000 page e-mail. they describe it as potentially inappropriate but declined to comment. there is a commander allen but declined to comment on the nature of the relationship with kelly in the yellow dress and the general with all of the stars and bars. >> brian: what the heck is this about? she was a social liason and by the way, i didn't know we needed one. 20,000 to 30,000. i could not write 20,000. >> i e-mail you. you respond with one word. >> brian: i don't think. got to get dressed >> chris: kelly, even though it is the other woman paula broadwell who had the relationship, that is kelly right there. it was paula broadwell who had the relationship with general petraeus. why would she hire a lawyer and judy smith who is an expert at crisis management. we know. and they out about the 20,000 to 30,000 e-mail about to become public. >> brian: we know that general petraeus is a brilliant military mind and general allen was doing a good job in afghanistan and going to be eleva
at the fbi and the justice department were notified in late summer that fbi agents had uncovered the affair that led to petraeus' downfall. it all started in early june when a florida woman named jill kelley pictures here with her husband, petraeus, and his wife, alerted agents to e-mails she described as e-mails. they told kelley, a petraeus family friend, to stop socializing with generals. those anonymous e-mails led investigators to paula broadwell and evidence of the affair. now some lawmakers are asking why the fbi didn't inform them or the white house sooner. >> we received no advance notice. it was like a lightning bolt. this is something that could have had an effect on national skur security. i think we should have been told. >> it seems this was going on for several months, and yet now it appear that is they're saying that the fbi didn't realize until election day that general petraeus was involved. it just doesn't add up. >> adding to the headache and the controversy, petraeus was set to testify at a closed door hearing on the benghazi attack on thursday. with acting director mic
know the identity of that fbi agent, that tampa socialite jill kelley reached out to after receiving suspicious e-mails harassing her earlier this year. e-mails the fbi tracked back to biographer paula broadwell. while frederick humphries, the guy's name who you can see there on the screen, he's a counterterrorism agent who worked in the case of the bomb plot at l.a.x. airport back in '99. and the man at the center of this scandal, david petraeus, is set to testify tomorrow morning before closed hearings -- before the house and senate intelligence committees regarding the attack on benghazi. this comes as the cia inspector general has begun investigating whether any government resources were improperly used in the affair between petraeus and broadwell. the "washington post's" sari horowitz is reporting on this story as is bart gelman who wrote the cover story on the new edition of "time" magazine. this is a huge story. i want sari to give us a sense of the public impact of this thing. i mean, it's getting more like, i guess, the kardashian story, just life among these people with mrs
biographer paula broadwell that came to light after the fbi began investigating harassing e-mails sent to jill kelley, a socialite in tampa. the fbi found out it was broadwell sending those e-mails. according to the washington post, the e-mail described kelly as a -- i don't know why they do this. as a seductress. accused her of having a relationship with petraeus. for more on where things stand we're joined by chief white house correspondent -- mike isikoff, and of course we've got david corn, who's on the show now from mother jones. let me talk about this, first of all. i think it was interesting of the president to give almost a complete snow white description of this guy. he referred to the affair, which is the reason he's being removed from office, as a single side note. i mean, bill clinton went through -- he was keel hauled. >> yeah, yeah. >> this guy get a single side note. >> just a pesky asterisk. but, you know, politicians and presidents for years in washington have been using david petraeus as cover. if you can get underneath -- >> republicans said that name over and over.
the identity of that fbi agent that tampa socialite jill kely reached out to. fredrick humphrey is the guy's name and you can see him there on the screen. he's a counterterrorism agent who worked in the case of the bomb plot at l.a.x. airport back in '99. the man at the center of the scandal, david petraeus, is set to testify tomorrow morning before closed hearings before the house and senate intelligence committees regarding the attack on benghazi. this comes as the cia inspector general has begun investigating whether any government resources were improperly used in the affair between petraeus and broadwell. "the washington post" sari horwitz is reporting on this as well as bart gelman. this is a huge story. i want sari to give us a sense of the public impact of this thing. i mean, it's getting more like, i guess, the kardashian story, life among these people with mrs. kelley here who, you know, has become the interest of general allen and, of course, she's somehow disturbing the world view of broadwell who seems to be having an affair with general petraeus. all this sort of back and for
with the f.b.i. investigation. >> brian: i think was clearr that petraeus planned to stay on. he didn't think it would cost him his job . maybe james clapper had a thing with petraeus . clapper didn't want him to do that. >> gretchen: and the president admitted no national security was jeopardized . others will wonder why petraeus had to step down . we are talking about susan rice and whether president would put his cledible on the line and nominate for secretary of state. i am telling you, he will. >> brian: he wanted that fight. >> gretchen: he made it clear yesterday. >> steve: i think it will take too much political capitol in this term and while john kerry is waiting in the wings. saying i can do it and reporting for duty. it promiseless to give you a boost. watch a warning this morning. five-hour energy could kill you. that's the question. >> brian: it is a question. we have not answered that question. >> gretchen: is she's new's reporter or gushing fan. >> thank you, mr. president and congratulations by the way. one quick follow up. >> it is when i was running foritate senate. >> chris
the days of j. edgar hoover and the fbi uncovering personal peck a dill ohs and using them for political game. now time for "the last word with lawrence o'donnell." have a great night. >>> tonight, america has a new biggest loser. move over, sarah palin, you are now no longer the vice presidential candidate that will never be president. >> i know the election was a long time ago. >> one full week since election day. >> i wanted to refresh everyone's memories. >> we made this campaign about big ideas and big issues. >> big issues. >> just wasn't enough at the end of the day. >> that lost. >> they lost. >> this was a real shellacking. >> losing never feels good. >> we were surprised at the outcome. >> what are the lessons for conservatives? >> the primary problem is an economic message. >> the problem is. >> a demographic problem. >> disrespecting women the last two years. >> we were surprised in the outcome. the president won the race, i congratulated him on the race. >> the republican party needs to get it together. >> the hard part is where you get there. >> congress retur
questionable e-mails from paula broadwell. the fbi's investigation into those e-mails eventually revealed broadwell's affair with general petraeus which eventually led to petraeus' resignation. remember her fbi friend that started the investigation? turns out he was also the person who called house majority leader eric cantor and told him what he knew. one more character connecting petraeus and allen in this messy web, jill's twin sister natalie, just weeks ago both generals wrote letters in support of natalie in a custody battle over her four-year-old son. "the washington post" is now reporting according to advisers close to petraeus, petraeus only resigned after national intelligence director james clapper told him to do so. joining me now, spencer ackerman, senior writer for "wired" who writes for their national security blog, the danger room, and nbc's richard wolffe. richard, i don't know, i don't know much about waging war. i do know a little bit about living life. and these generals are writing absolutely crazy letters which i don't have time to read to a judge in a custody battle.
friendly relationships with top military brass. the fbi traced those e-mails back to paula broadwell's computer, where they discovered the evidence of broadwell's affair with david petraeus. but it doesn't stop there. abc news has learned that general allen also received an anonymous e-mail traced to paula broadwell, painting jill kelley as a seductress. a further look by the fbi into kelley's e-mails revealed hundreds between kelley and allen, 20,000 to 30,000 pages of communications in all. but a source familiar with the e-mails say they contain no evidence of a sexual relationship, something allen strongly denied. instead, the e-mails are described as friendly, perhaps flirty, but routine, mostly about meetings with ambassadors and dinner parties. in one note kelley tells the general she saw him on tv. he responds, "thanks, dear, you're a sweetheart." many e-mails were from kelley to general allen's wife. the two couples were good friends. >> until someone proves otherwise, i believe that he did nothing inappropriate. >> reporter: today the white house says the president obama sti
was traced back to this woman, paula broadwell. she's admitted to an affair with dvp dp. last night fbi agents searched paula broadwell's home, the home she shares with her family. she had given them permission to go into the home. they took out boxes and apparently photo es. joining me now is jim frederick, editor at "time" magazine. i heard people joke about this and all the salacious titles. but at the heart of this are some serious and legitimate conce concerns. the president not making any huge pronouncements, but starting with general allen here, the e-mails were exchanged over a two-year span. his confirmation is being held up. that's a big deal. >> it's a huge deal. the story is changing by the hour. every hour there are new allegations as pertains to general allen. 20 to 30,000 pages worth of documents. first 30,000 e-mails. you think that's not the case because it would be mathematically impossible. but how much time is he spending as the commander of the war in afghanistan e-mailing this woman. that's one of the central issues to sort out is how distracted is this general fro
community there. including folks from the state department, the f.b.i. everybody there was asked do you know who made the changes? nobody knew. the only entity that reviewed talking points that was not there, was the white house. i don't know what they said yesterday. is exactly right or not. but what i do know is every member of the intelligence community says references to al-qaeda were removed by somebody. they don't know who. references to attacks versus demonstrations were by somebody. >> chris: let me ask you a question, will your committee the senate intelligence committee call ambassador susan rice to ask her to testify? >> i don't know the answer to that question right now. senator feinstein andly talk about that. we have two more hearings scheduled where we have a list -- >> chris: do you think should be called? >> she will syste have to come n and testify at some point. closed or open hearing. we'll have an open hearing, too. but at some point she needs to come in and say what the white house directed her to say. >> chris: dianne feinstein, the democratic chair of senator chamblis
there, including folks from the state department, the fbi, everybody there was asked do you know who made these changes? and nobody knew. the only entity that reviewed the talking points that was not there was the white house. so that -- you know, i don't know whether -- what they said yesterday is exactly right or not, but what i do know is that every member of the intelligence community said that references to al-qaeda were removed by somebody and they don't know who. and references to attacks versus demonstrations were removed by somebody. >> let me ask you a question. will your committee, call on excuse son rice to ask her to testify? >> i don't know the answer to that right now. we will talk about that. we have two more hearings scheduled. >> do you think she will be called? >> she's going to have to come in and of it at some point. whether it's in a closed hearing or open hearing. we will have an open hearing too but at some point she needs to come in and say what the president or the white house directed her to say. >> senator leiberman, dianne feinstein, the democratic chair
commander in europe is on hold. an official told abc news, the fbi uncovered hundred if not thousand of e-mails between david petraeus and his biograph biographer, paula broadwell. many of them salacious in nature. earlier this summer, jill kelley received anonymous threat tenning e-mails the fbi traced to broadwell's computer. there they discovered evidence of her affair with petraeus. general allen received one e-mail traced to broadwell that claimed jill kelley was a seductress. the president was sur pried when he heard of the petraeus s situation last week. rob, paula, back to you. >> all right, thank you, kiren. >>> we are learning much more about the tampa socialite at the center of this scandal. jill kelley has a special license plate, designating her as an honorary consul. title given by korean embassy. but is carries no official responsibilities. nor does it grant any immunities or even pay a sty penned. though she has not been accused of any wrongdoing just yet. kelley hired a,000 top criminal defense attorney and signed on with a publicist. the same one hired by, yeah, wait for
was clearly seen through the window of her brother's housen washington. now the fbi reportedly stepped up its efforts to find out how broadwell obtained the classified information found on her computer. and right there, is visuals of the other woman, jill kelly. who many just describe as, military fund raiser. >> right. quick point here. come on now, paula was in the window drinking a glass of wine. has better lighting than we do now, with the world media kind of watching her now. seems slightly staged. just saying. oh, well. sure she has a pr crew doing their thing now. as for the other woman in the scandal though she has not been accused of any wrongdoing, jill kelly has now hired a top washington criminal defense lawyer. >> she also hired a publicist. the same one who represented. monica lewinsky. >> ah. >> abc's chief investigative correspondent, brian ross, set out to learn how she forged such a close relationship with the generals. >> reporter: jill kelly spent the day at her home in tampa not answering questions. in the background a television could be seen with news coverage of the pe
relationships with top military brass. the fbi traced those e-mails become to paula broadwell's computer where they discovered the evidence of broadwell's affair with david petraeus. but it doesn't stop there. abc news has learned that general allen also received an anonymous e-mail traced to paula broadwell painting jill kelley as a seductress. a further look by the fbi into kelley's e-mails revealed hundreds between kelley and general allen. 20,000 to 30,000 pages of communications in all. but a source familiar with the e-mails say they contain no evidence of a sexual relationship. supporting what allen says -- instead, they're described as friendly, perhaps flirtatious, but routine. mostly about meetings with ambassadors and dinner parties. in one note, kelley tells the general she saw him on tv. he responds -- thanks, dear, you're a sweetheart. many e-mails from kelley to general allen's wife. the two couples were good friends. >> until anyone proves otherwise, i believe he did nothing inappropriate. >> reporter: and the white house made clear the president still has faith in general allen
before the house intelligence committee. and it really begs the question of what did the fbi know and when did they know it? how long did they sit on that information? i recall that general petraeus briefed the senate about what happened in benghazi. did he have this looming over his head? what is the realtiming here, liz? that's the real question that i think going forward is so imperative that we get to the bottom of. >> now, as for more on that timing, thursday is the closed door senate hearings on benghazi. petraeus was set to testify. needless to say now he is not. top director acting head of the cia. many are saying he still has to testify here, including ambassador bolted ton through the our network said this is -- there is no way around it that he has to testify. >> you would think he would. >> if they ask him to, even though he is an ordinary citizen now, he would still be required to. >> goes back to that thing about, you just can't have affairs. you know because of the blackmail issue. >> i disagree. you can have an affair. you can't put them on email, all right, people
they revealed the name of the fbi agent involved. >> whose that? >> his name is fred something. >> he's a bald gentlemen. >> the shirtless? >> yes. >> they say it was a joke. when you send family photos between families, who knows. >> sure. >> because everything in this scandal makes a tremendous amount of sense. >> jill kelley, she tried to negotiate a $80 million south korean coal deal and asked for an $80 million fee. it fell apart at that incident. >> i don't see the problem. >> perhaps you didn't see my diplomatic immunity card. jacki schechner. >> good morning. president obama is going to travel to new york for the day to assess the damage, thank first responders and follow up with victims of the aftermath of the super storm sandy. and then he's going to watch the movie "lincoln." it's a nice break between press conference and meeting with business leaders in the white house, and then the meetings with the budget with leaders. >> obama: when it comes to the top 2% what i'm not going to do is to extend further a tax cut for folks who don't need it, which would cost close to 1 trillion-dol
, chief general petraeus had to resign over extramarital affair that the fbi discovered while investigating his computer. now, marine general john allen top u.s. commander in afghanistan also feeling the heat of that investigation. apparently the general had some kind of communications with a woman named jill kelley who was the whistle blower in the petraeus affair situation. this is a confusing mess and none of it good for the country. joining us now from washington lt. colonel tony shaffer works at the center for advanced studdies and from boston lt. colonel david hunt. tell me about general allen. >> general allen is a good man. he is an active duet four star marine general who took over in afghanistan for then general david petraeus who goes to the cia. general allen is now on hold but he was being nominated to command europe and be the nato commander. >> bill: i'm not exactly sure what he is alleged to have done. do you know what they are saying? what's the buzz as they say in military circles? >> he is being -- alleged to have had flirtatious emails with this kelley who
to testify before the house intelligence committee, and it really begs the question of what did the fbi know and when did they know it? how long did they sit on that information? i recall general petraeus briefed the senate about what happened in benghazi. did he have this looming over his head? >> reporter: general petraeus, who has been married to his wife holly since 1974, called his extra marital affair, quote, unacceptable, and said it showed, quote, extremely poor judgment. senator diane feinstein, chairman of the senate intelligence committee, lamented the loss of petraeus at the cia, writing in a statement, quote, this is an enormous loss for our nation's intelligence community and for our country. she goes on to say, quote, i wish president obama had not accepted this resignation, but i understand and respect the decision. cia deputy director michael morel will head the cia for now, until president obama decides on another director. in washington, molly henneberg, fox news. >>> well, a long-awaited vote count is finally in. it is official. florida's 29 electoral votes go to presiden
passed on classified information. >>> attorney general eric holder under fire for the fbi's role in the benghazi attack. that issue is exactly why the white house and top lawmakers were not told that the head of the cia was being investigated. >> as we went through the investigation, looked at the facts, and tried to examine them as they developed, we were very -- we felt very secure in the knowledge that national security threat did not exist, largely the sharing of that information with the white house or with the hill. >> we also learned that the cia has now launched its own investigation into petraeus during his time in the cia, and the army said yesterday it has no interest in calling the retired general back to active duty to pursue adultery charges against him. >>> we're also learning that the two women caught up in the scandal may have tried to profit from their ties to david petraeus. >> during her affair with petraeus, his biographer paula broadwell appeared in an infomercial last december for some lightweight machine guns. meanwhile jill kelley accused of using petraeu
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